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Valley Park man charged with two burglaries in South County

Shawn Overstreet

January 22, 2020

A Valley Park man was charged Friday with two burglaries in South County in November. Shawn Overstreet, 48, of the 300 block of Jefferson Avenue in Valley Park, was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary. Police allege in a probable-cause statement that Yorkshire Cleaners and the Affto...

Woman carjacked while pumping gas in Sunset Hills

Police released this surveillance image of a suspect in a carjacking at the UGas on Watson Road in Sunset Hills.

December 27, 2019

A woman’s car was carjacked last week while she was pumping gas on Watson Road in Sunset Hills, and police are asking the public’s help to identify a suspect. The Sunset Hills Police Department released photos of a suspect they say tricked a woman into leaving the driver’s side of her Lexus at the UGas at 10743 Watson Road in Sunset Hills and then stole her car before she could pum...

Applications pour in to state for new medical marijuana facilities

HCI, a marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

October 2, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Missouri has received 2,267 applications for medical marijuana facilities and businesses, which means the new statewide industry may soon be coming to South County and Jefferson County. The state brought in over $13 million in application...

Interstate 44 to close again this weekend

Interstate 44 to close again this weekend

September 10, 2019

Drivers who use Interstate 44 might want to take alternate routes this weekend, Sept. 13-16, as the Missouri Department of Transportation closes it to work on the Watson Road bridge. This work, which includes bridge girder painting, will allow crews to accelerate construction enough to be able to...

Sunset Hills officer sent to hospital after pursuit of bicycle-riding leaf-blower thief

A Crestwood police car.

August 7, 2019

An officer from the Sunset Hills Police Department went to the hospital last week after trying to use a stun gun on a fleeing suspect whose getaway plan after stealing a leaf blower was taking off to Crestwood on a bicycle. Both the officer and the suspect were treated at a hospital and released afte...

I-44 near I-270 to close Aug. 2 to Aug. 5 to set Watson Bridge girders

I-44 near I-270 to close Aug. 2 to Aug. 5 to set Watson Bridge girders

July 30, 2019

Drivers who use Interstate 44 for weekend travel will want to consider alternative routes Aug. 2 to Aug. 5 as the Missouri Department of Transportation will close the interstate to set girders for the new westbound Watson Road bridge over I-44. Crews will close all lanes of eastbound and westbound I-44 between...

Lindbergh Schools buys key property across from Crestwood mall for its maintenance shops

Magna Visual as seen Tuesday, July 2. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 3, 2019

The Magna Visual site as seen Tuesday, July 2. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools is buying a key property across from the proposed redevelopment site of the former Crestwood Plaza mall to move its district maintenance facilities....

Y Bark Alone dog daycare denied in bid to double its number of dogs

Y Bark Alone sits on Watson Road near the Watson-Lindbergh intersection. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

June 12, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Dog daycare Y Bark Alone will not be able to board more than its current 50 dogs at a time after the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen struck down a proposal from owner Patches Ellis to amend her conditional-use permit to allow for 120 dogs....

Watson Road Interstate 44 bridge will close

Watson Road Interstate 44 bridge will close

May 28, 2019

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close Interstate 44 from 7 p.m. Friday, May 31 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 3, to remove the westbound Watson Road bridge over I-44. During the interstate closure, drivers will be able to detour to get from westbound I-44 to northbound and southbound I-270, and from ...

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